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Posting Payroll Document to Special Period


Where can i find detailed information on how to post posting to accounting payroll document to Special Periods.

Understand that Finance can define 4 special periods that can be used to handle retro-active payments across Fiscal year (FY).

My Queries are as follows:

1. I need to post retro-active payroll results in previous FY period. E.g. Overtime for March month and paid in April month. How to perform posting to accounting to post this OT amount for march period.

2. SAP documentation for Posting to Special period is very limited. Where can I find more information about this process ? I want to know when I create variant for posting to special period, how system identifies which wage type to post ?

Pls let me know if you have any inputs in this regards. Suitable points will be awarded.



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    Posted on Dec 13, 2011 at 02:00 PM


    In the "Posting to accounting" transaction you have a pushbutton called "Special Periods" in the "specify posting date" area. There you specify the company code, and the special period/fiscal year in which you want to post the wage types corresponding to the previous fiscal year.

    Try filling this parameter and simulate a posting run and check if the OT wage types from a previous FY are posted correctly. I hope it helps you!

    Best regards.

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      Hi Sim,

      I think the criteria used is the "for period" of every wage type to be posted. For each wage types that have to be posted, it gets the fiscal year corresponding to the date. If it is previous to the fiscal year of your current posting date, it uses the special period you entered. Otherwise it is posted normally.

      The current salaries and expenses should not be posted to the special period, because its date (for period) is contained in the current fiscal year. Only the wage types corresponding to a date in a previous fiscal year should be posted in the special period.

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